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AAFP Guidelines
The Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released the 2016 AAFP Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism. These guidelines provide guidance for veterinarians on early presentation, how to treat, and recommendations to the client. There are also client handouts you can download on the AAFP site.

If you have not visited the AAFP website, take a look at some of their other guidelines they have published. All support staff are welcome to become members of AAFP!


VIN News Service
COE extends probation for Tuskegee’s veterinary school

Website of the Week
Rabies Awareness

Abstract of the Week
Human behavior preceding dog bites to the face.

Book Review of the Week
Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals, Second Edition
>>> VSPN Book Review by Sharlene Halozan, RVT


Rounds Transcripts

VIN/VSPN Rounds: A Multimodal Approach to Animal Hospice

2015 Rounds Transcripts



  1. Newly adopted dog extremely fearful
  2. Zane Benefits
  3. Relief Technician and Technician Assistants
  4. Lice on bottle baby kittens
  5. Drug testing & background checks
  6. Thank you!
  7. Heartworm in scrotum?!
  8. Paradoxical excitement following diazepam
  9. Training new tech
  10. Drug interaction and order of administer
  11. Radiology cases
  12. Pre-emergent toxicity
  13. Atopica for cats
  14. Bair huggers
  15. SDS sheets
  16. Artificial tears ointment versus solution
  17. Full service mobile vets
  18. CURES and AVIMARK



Fluid Therapy
We are pleased Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) has developed this new VSPN CE course! Fluid therapy is one of the most widely used therapies in small animal medicine. Learn more about fluid distribution and physiology, types of fluids and therapies used for specific conditions in the VSPN CE course.



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VSPN Rounds | VSPN Meeting Room | VIN/VSPN Rounds

Sunday May 8, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
How to Manage the VTS (SAIM) and (Clinical Practice) Application Process
Hosts: Liza Rudolph, BAS, CVT, VTS (CP-Canine/Feline, SAIM) and Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Why Food? How to build your career, your clinics and improve more lives!
Host: Shoshana Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Sunday, May 15, 2016; 9:00 pm ET
Shock Part 2: Types
Host: Courtney Liermann, LVT, VTS (ECC)

May 29-30, 2016
No Rounds - Memorial Day Holiday (US) – VIN/VSPN offices closed



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